Just a week ago (1 June 2016) two entrepreneurial young adults, aged 30 and 31, were arrested by the regime’s Cyber Police (FATA) in Fars province Southern Iran. Their crime is to have posted a satirical cartoon online. The black and white rendered cartoon depicts a vehicle, in which the current Supreme leader Ali Khamenei is being navigated in the front seat by his predecessor Rouhollah Khomeini.
Iran’s Cyber Police is part of a larger initiative known as Tehran’s Cyber Army and under the mullahs’ regime is mandated to suppress and identify users that violate the law. The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) which heads up the repressive initiative may be able to boast up-to-date technological standards, but in terms of ideology it is draconian.
In an intelligence report published in March on intelligence gathered by the main opposition group People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI) says that Tehran’s…
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